The Australian Curriculum sets the expectation for what all young students in government schools should be taught. The curriculum learning areas are -
English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Technologies, Health and Physical Education, Languages (French at MPS).
In 2016 at MPS specialist instruction is provided in the areas of music, PE, French and science.
More information can be found about the Reception to year 10 curriculums on the government website www.acara.edu.au/curriculum.html You are able to read the curriculum for each year level. In addition to the learning areas you will also be able to access information about the Cross-Curriculum Priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia and Sustainability.
Another important dimension of the Australian Curriculum are the seven General Capabilities. They encompass the knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions that, together with curriculum content in each learning area and cross-curriculum priorities, will assist students to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century. The general capabilities are – literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology capability, critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding.